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This is an exciting topic and I'm glad to see that there is enthusiasm on Strelets's side.
Yes to all the things mentioned already, with a special plea from me to consider Romanian and Bulgarian infantry sets. They have never been done.
Agree that Serbians would be great, and LOVE the idea of more Turks (maybe a mix of soldiers in Kabalak and with Koufiyeh).
Thanks to all for opening that discussion!
I spport this idea, Bulgarians of ww I are very interesting and they have no representation in 1/72 scale
I think that cavalry sets for 1914 french and austro-hungarians would be really great. The same format as the german and russian cavalries. For the german cavalry, mounted Jaegers are still missing. The horses are there already, in the other german sets. The french with minor conversions can be used for 1870 as well. The crimean chasseurs d'Afrique can be enlisted for 1914. Now would it not be great to have the cuirassiers with their breastplates? Then the dragoons and the third set the light cavalry- chasseurs and hussars had similar uniforms.
Yes to more WW1. Yes to Serbs. Yes to Romanians and Bulgarians. Yes to Ottomans.
How about a mountain gun or two, with and without mules and muleteers? French Colonial forces would be good. And I'm going to dare to suggest British, Canadian, and Australian trench raiders.
Jerzy, could you please remind us again how to tell the WW1 Bulgarians from the WW1 Russians - footgear and arms apart?
That is the same question people had about the Nassauers for the Napoleonic wars. Yet the sets of Nasau infantry were one of the top sellers according to HaT.... The same question was also asked about the French Guard Grenadiers and the French Chasseurs of the Guard, the difference being the plaque on the bear-skin.
So, I'm sorry, but that argument doesn't work anymore. :-))
Footgear, weapons and other details are enough for me to warrant a set of WW1 Bulgarians.
Cheers to all!
Hi Pa! I will chime in that the russian shirt is very different from the bulgarian tunic. The gimnastiorka is very difficult to morph into a buttoned tunic. Then of course it is your right to take any figure and call it what you want. And it is our right not to call it so.
Eastern European certainly are over looked. Early and late war Serbians have been over looked. Certainly, the Lawerance of Arabic set cries out for some Arabs on foot.
What I really would like to see is the artillery crews to be sold separately especially A001 and the 9.2". Tank crews British/French/American/German are also a must!
Talking the the 9.2" - yet another excellent contribution using this set.
Well, I did intend to keep
my reply short in the last two sentences. Now I see that it might be read as condescending, wich was not the intention, and I appologize
if it was read as such. I just wanted to say that it is a personal choice on deciding what compromises you are willing to do when accepting a figure in your army. I had worked on a russian WW I army, where besides Hat (not at all
happy with missing bayonets on rifles), Zvezda and Strelets, the horrible Redbox Boxer uprising russians are also serving in infantry, with painted peaks where there are not any. But the Redbox set works for me, the peak on the cap
was so small anyway, that even at close look they are ok for WW I painted accordingly. The Zvezda infantry will do more duty in WW II as border guards and NKVD troops along the Zvezda dedicated set. I did look into painting Hat russians as bulgarians, but the major obstacle was the gimnastiorka. Thus your reply, discouraging Strelets from making a dedicated set of bulgarians, did frustrate a couple of the fellow contributers on this forum.
Many thanks for taking the time to post this here PDA. Info on the Bulgarians is quite scarce, and sadly missing from the overview at Landhips: